Scores

Final

SE Louisiana 85

(19-12, 10-6 Southland)

Sam Houston 88

(24-7, 14-2 Southland)

    9:30 PM ET, March 11, 2010

    Leonard E. Merrell Center, Katy, Texas

    1 2 T
    SELA 41 4485
    SHSU 44 4488

    Top Performers

    Southeastern Louisiana: P. Sullivan 14 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 6 Blk

    Sam Houston State: A. Mitchell 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 7 Ast, 2 Stl

    Sam Houston St. 88, SE Louisiana 85

    Associated Press

    KATY, Texas -- Ashton Mitchell's lay in with 11 seconds left broke an 85-85 tie and helped Sam Houston defeat Southeastern Louisiana 88-85, earning the Bearkats a berth in the Southland Conference Championship game.

    Sam Houston (24-7), the top seed in the tournament, trailed the Lions 83-78 with 3:05 left, before the Bearkats closed the game with a 10-2 run.

    Sam Houston's Lance Pevehouse gave his team an 85-83 lead with 1:06 to play by knocking down a long 3-pointer.

    Southeastern Louisiana (19-12), the No. 4 seed, tied the game at 85-85 on a jumper by Patrick Sullivan before Mitchell's inside score gave the Bearkats a two-point lead. After a Pevehouse free throw, Southeastern Louisiana's 3-pointer at the buzzer fell short.

    Mitchell and Corey Allmond scored 18 points each for Sam Houston, which will play Stephen F. Austin in Saturday's final.

    SLU was led by Gary Dixon's 16 points. Sullivan had 14 points, 12 in the second half, and 10 rebounds.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SELA
    SHSU
    Points 85 88
    FG Made-Attempted 28-52 (.538) 29-67 (.433)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-10 (.400) 11-23 (.478)
    FT Made-Attempted 25-28 (.893) 19-28 (.679)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 26 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 6

    2009-10 Season

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